*Photo by Laurel Street Kitchen
Between the tragic shooting in Las Vegas and the devastating wildfires here in the Bay Area, the last couple of weeks have been HARD. It's been unimaginably heart-wrenching for those directly affected and my heart goes out to them, their families and their communities.
I've felt inundated by recent events- it's in my inbox, in my feed and it's all everyone seems to be talking about it. I've been feeling some guilt and shame about being okay and practicing gratitude during a time when others are grieving so much. But then, a friend said something that totally shifted my perspective...
✨"YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR ENERGY STATE"✨
That's when I was reminded that I have a choice: I can allow external things to control my life, or I can take responsibilty for my energy state by taking the best care possible of myself right now. Doing this puts me in a richer energy state, a state in which I can be of higher service to the world around me.
By no means do I follow this list perfectly everyday, but these are simple the tools I use either keep my energy state high or shift it: